Allan Sekula. Collective Sisyphus
Nautical Fog Horn (Manufactured Japan, Salvaged Alang, India) (The Dockers' Museum, object nr. 39A),
Nautical Foghorn (Manufactured Japan, Salvaged Alang, India) with Wooden Storage Box [title given by Allan Sekula], produced by Tokyo Siren Co., LTD, aluminum, 1981, 69 x 28 x 23 cm. Purchased by Allan Sekula, inside of its containing box, through eBay on 6 September 2010. [TDM 39 a-b]
Foghorn from a Japanese ship that can be heard for 1.5 miles. Sold on E-Bay for $349 by someone in India, probably connected to a shipbreaker. Described by Sekula as a 'Tatlin-esque loudspeaker constructivist "box with the sound of its own making."' and as 'of course it is a perfect object to be displayed inside the museum'.